Editorial iOS Markdown Text Editor
So I found a new favorite iPad text editor called Editorial. After reading Federico Viticci’s great review of Editorial on macstories.net I bought the app, because the creator Ole Zorn wrote one of my other favorite apps Pythonista. And Editorial is amazing!
Even if you only use it as a standard Markdown editor you get value for your money, but what makes Editorial great is its workflow engine. You can create commands in a similar fashion to Mac OS X Automator but it is much more powerful in my opinion. It has a Python interpreter built in, so you have all the power of Pythonista available directly inside the app. I guess that the app can be quite intimidating for a novice because it’s powerful and it have somewhat of a learning curve. So for people just interested in writing text in Markdown this might be overkill. My guess Byword would be a good alternative to Editorial. But if you want to have the most advanced Markdown editor for your iPad, With the ability to program it to work the way you want, there’s no substitute, get Editorial.
Custom User Interface
In the latest version of Editorial, you can even have your workflows have their own custom user interface. So you can have buttons, switches, lists or even user interface items you create yourself.
Best way of getting started
Federico Viticci have made an extended version of his review available as an iBook, with more examples and a more thorough explanation on all the apps features. the book is called Writing On The iPad: Text Automation with Editorial and It’s available in the iBook bookstore, so if your serious about learning how to use the app, get the book. It comes loaded with downloadable examples.